Breaking Bad’s Hank Schrader Would Have Loved DC’s DEA Museum

on January 16, 2014


If you are still in Breaking Bad withdrawal and were always a fan of Hank on the show, the DEA Museum in DC might be exactly what will satisfy your drug curiosity without developing a dangerous addiction.

The Drug Enforcement Administration Museum & Visitors Center (700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington VA) opened to the public in the spring of 1989 and is dedicated to chronicling the history of drug enforcement in the United States.

Featuring free admission, the museum features a cavalcade of drug paraphanelia and these include:

– A diamond-handled Colt 45 pistol that originally belonged to a drug lord who had the original pearl handle removed and replaced with something fit for a Queen. The gun is estimated to be worth anywhere from $250,000 – $300,000.

– An example of Bayer Heroine that used to be prescribed to treat headaches.

– Gold and diamond dentures that were seized just before they were to be placed inside the mouth of a drug lord.

There are host of other exhibits at the DEA Museum to check out as well. “Good Medicine, Behavior: Drug Diversion In America” is an interactive exhibit that delves into the prescription drug abuse problem that surrounds America today. There is also an in-depth chronicle of all of the illicit drugs in America.

The best part about the DEA Museum is that admission is always free.

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